Paola Regina Pugliese

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Partner of Demarest’s Competition practice, Paola Pugliese has more than twenty years of experience in the area, both in submitting domestic and global transactions for antitrust approval, as well as in landmark cartel cases and other investigations related to anticompetitive conduct. She has extensive experience in various sectors of the economy, including aviation, financial markets, packaging, petrochemicals, mining, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverages, retail, cold storage, aviation kerosene and many others. Paola’s broad experience is validated through having acted on hundreds of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in Brazil, including some of the longest and most complex in recent years. She has also successfully opposed, on behalf of clients, some of the most significant transactions submitted to CADE.

Advised on the approval of the merger of the two largest packaging manufacturers in the world.

Advised in the successful opposition to the merger of the Siemens and Alstom subway operations.

Advised on an investigation into discriminatory conduct in the petrochemical sector.

Advises a construction company in its defense in the Car Wash Operation cartel investigations.

Advising a client under investigation regarding the alleged formation of a train cartel

 Master’s Degree (summa cum laude) in Competition Law from Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany (2004)

Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (1999)

 Contributes regularly to articles and comments for various specialist publications, such as Global Competition Review, Getting the Deal Through, GIR Insight, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, IFLR, among others.

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